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What is "night blindness"?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not uncommon: Most elderly folks gradually lose their retinal rods, and slowly and steadily have trouble seeing at night, but a disorder called retinitis pigments could also cause "nyctalopia" (night blindness). There really is minimal help that can enhance decreased nitetime vision, although some patients swear that dietary intake of dark green leafy vegetables helps.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What exactly is night blindness?

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Dr. Terence Grogan
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Nyctalopia: Or night blindness is a symptom of something else such as myopia or malnutrition it is treated based on the cause. It is the inability to see at night or in low light environment.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I tell if I have night blindness?

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Dr. Terence Grogan
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Can you see at night: If you are having difficulty seeing in low light like at night you should be evaluated by an eye doctor?
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some cures for night blindness?

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Dr. Terence Grogan
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Nyctalopia: Or night blindness is a symptom of something else such as myopia or malnutrition it is treated based on the cause. It is the inability to see at night or in low light environment.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can be done for night blindness?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Nothing: Unless you have vitamin a deficiency, which is quite rare.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to address night blindness?

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Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
Cosmetic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: If you have a retinal degeneration, there are several experimental treatments. Coenzyme q10 is one, and there are others. Avoidance of inflammatory foods (sugar, simple carbs, dairy, gluten, trans fats, and processes foods in general) is a good idea. See a retinal specialist for more detailed recommendations.

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